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Space Math: Image Scale Math DLESE Reviewed Collection
This booklet contains 11 problems and nine ?Extra for Experts? challenges that require the student to determine the scale of an astronomical image involving the lunar surface, Mars, planets, stars and galaxies. With a millimeter ruler, students use provided textual information to determine the image scale (e.g. kilometers per millimeter) and then identify the smallest and largest features in the images according to their actual physical sizes. These problems involve measurement, dividing whole numbers, decimal mathematics, and scaling principles. (8.5 x11, 28 pages, 11 color images, PDF file)
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Problem set
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-408
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Sten Odenwald